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Mourning Lincoln

Author: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions of grief and dismay were printed in newspapers and preached in sermons. Public responses to the assassination have been well chronicled, but this book is the first to delve into the personal and intimate  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
ISBN: 9780300195804 030019580X 9780300219753 030021975X
OCLC Number: 886493416
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2015
Description: viii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Good Friday, 1865 --
Victory and defeat --
Interlude : Rumors --
Shock --
Interlude : Men weeping --
Glee --
Interlude : Public condolences --
God --
Interlude : Love --
Blame --
Interlude : Best friend --
Funeral --
Interlude : Springtime --
Everyday life --
Interlude : Young folk --
Everyday loss --
Interlude : Mary Lincoln --
Nation --
Interlude : Relics --
Justice --
Interlude : Peace --
Summer 1865 and beyond.
Responsibility: Martha Hodes.

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How did individual Americans respond to the shock of President Lincoln's assassination? Diaries, letters, and intimate writings reveal a complicated, untold story.  Read more...

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